Skiing at Puy

There's only one word to describe skiing at Puy - FANTASTIC!!!! It is quite simply the best place to ski imaginable. Although the resort may at first seem quite limited as it only has 50 km of piste there are so many off-piste opportunities for all standards of skiers that it is just a perfect place to spend a week. In addition your ski pass also gives you the opportunity to use the other local resorts of Mongenevre and Serre Chevalier.

Pistes are well groomed and maintained and there is a good balance of Greens, Blues, Reds and Blacks. The highest point is Pendine which is at 2700m and there is a run from here all the way down to 1400m.

Our favourite runs include:

  • La Draille - first thing in the morning when there is no one else around.

  • Carmen - black run from the top of the mountain

  • Grand Combe - from the top of the mountains through a steep gulley

  • Le Chemin - a fast green run from 2000 meters, down to the village, that winds through the trees and with lots of opportunities for young skiers to go over 'the bumps' and for older skiers to miss them!
  • Bois des Coqs - an exciting fast red run though the trees along the edge of the mountain.

Ski lifts open at 9.00am and the last lift closes at 4.30pm. It is wise to make sure that you are not at 1400 towards the end of the day because if you miss the lifts (you need to take two to get back up) then it is a very long walk!

On two evenings a week there is night time floodlit skiing for those who can still stand up!

Ski passes are relatively inexpensive working out at about £80 per week. The can be obtained from the Caisse opposite the apartment.


Marmottes and Coqs

Top of Equirrels

Going down the Grand Combe
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